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Hundreds join funeral procession of slain Bil’in protester; witnesses release photos

Posted in Apartheid Wall by beyondtheborder on April 19, 2009

In their statement condemning the killing, the Israeli peace organization Gush Shalom noted:

This escalation was not caused by the demonstrators’ behavior, in which there had been no change, but to new instructions given to the military forces on the ground. Whether by explicit instructions or by a tacit nod and a new “spirit of the commander”, the finger on the trigger was loosed and authorization given for the tear gas containers as lethal missiles.

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Palestinian man killed by tear-gas canister in Bil’in during Peaceful Protest

Posted in Apartheid Wall by beyondtheborder on April 19, 2009

Nasir Samara, a member of the Popular Committee Against the Wall, explained, “Ibrahim was not even close to the [w]all when he was a shot from a distance of less than 20 meters. He was carrying a Palestinian flag and shouting that this was a nonviolent demonstration. The tear gas canister hit and entered his chest, killing him.”

This is the second time soldiers have fired on unarmed demonstrations from a lethal range in the past two months. On 13 March 2009, American activist Tristan Anderson was shot in the head by the same type of ammunition, putting him in a coma and nearly killing him.

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Israeli troops fencing northern area of Azzun village; preventing access

Posted in Apartheid Wall by beyondtheborder on March 31, 2009

Israeli troops began fencing in the northern side of Azun village, located east of Qalqiliya Tuesday morning, effectively separating the village from their agricultural lands.

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